Mohammed Shami Names the ‘Best’ Indian Captain; It’s Not Who You Might Expect

Mohammed Shami has played under the leadership of some of the greatest captains to have ever led the Indian cricket team.

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Mohammed Shami, the premier pacer of the Indian cricket team, has carved a niche for himself as one of the most formidable bowlers in the sport’s history. With over a decade of stellar performances across formats, Shami’s journey has been one of consistency, excellence, and unwavering dedication. While he has had the privilege of playing under the leadership of several iconic Indian captains, Shami recently revealed his pick for the ‘best’ among them, surprising many fans and pundits alike.

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Since his debut, Mohammed Shami has been a vital cog in India’s bowling arsenal, contributing crucial breakthroughs in crucial moments. His journey began under the astute leadership of the legendary MS Dhoni, where he quickly rose through the ranks to establish himself as a force to be reckoned with. Subsequently, under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, Shami continued to shine, becoming one of the world’s premier fast bowlers.

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In a recent interview with News18 India, Mohammed Shami was posed with the question of who he considers the ‘best’ Indian captain he has played under. In his response, Shami displayed humility and wisdom, acknowledging that opinions may vary but highlighting the importance of success in determining the ‘best’ captain.

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“Look, it is different for everyone. These things start with comparisons, but you will say the one that has been most successful. So for me, it is MS Dhoni because no one has been as successful as him,” Shami remarked, paying tribute to the unparalleled achievements of the former Indian captain.

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While Shami’s preference leaned towards MS Dhoni, he did not shy away from expressing his admiration for Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. He praised Kohli’s exceptional batting prowess and record-breaking feats, highlighting his significance in Indian cricket. Additionally, Shami hailed Rohit Sharma as the most ‘dangerous batter’ globally, recognizing Rohit’s dominance and impact on the field.


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